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Archive for January, 2011

24
Jan

Save Time With Keyboard Commands

You can save a lot of time when you work by using keyboard commands. The Microsoft® website has lists of commands for all its applications; here are some common ones that can speed up your work. NOTE: Not all commands work for all versions of the application. Check the Microsoft website for information about your version of these applications.

MS Word® MS PowerPoint® MS Outlook®
CTRL + X = Cut

CTRL + C = Copy

CTRL + V = Paste

CTRL + Z = Undo

CTRL + S = Save

CTRL+ B = Bold

CTRL + I = Italics

CTRL + Y = Restore

CTRL + F = Find

CTRL + H = Find and replace

CTRL +ENTER = Page break

CTRL + P = Print

ALT+ PAGE UP + Top of column

ALT+ HOME = Top of row

CTRL + X = Cut

CTRL + C = Copy

CTRL + V = Paste

CTRL + Z = Undo

CTRL + S = Save

CTRL+ B = Bold

CTRL + I = Italics

CTRL + Y = Restore

CTRL + D = Create duplicate

CTRL + F = Find

CTRL + H = Find and replace

CTRL + Shift + > = Increase font size

ALT + CTRL + Shift + < = Decrease font size

CTRL + D = Delete

CTRL + S = Save

CTRL + 1 = Switch to mail

CTRL + 2 = Switch to calendar

CTRL + 3 = Switch to contacts

CTRL + 4 =  Switch to tasks

CTRL + 5 + Switch to notes

CTRL + Shift + A = Create appointment

CTRL + Shift + C = Create contact

CTRL + Shift + L = Create distribution list

CTRL + Shift + Q = Create meeting request

CTRL + Shift + N = Create a note

CTRL + Shift + K = Create a task

21
Jan

Five Questions

I had a great opportunity to be featured in the Birmingham News.  Check it out!  http://blog.al.com/businessnews/2011/01/five_questions_with_productivi.html

16
Jan

Avoid Trying Harder

Trying harder is not necessarily the most effective solution to problems.

When something is not working, look for ways to try differently rather than trying harder. For example, ignoring a “Pull” sign on a door and trying to push harder will not help you get through a doorway.  Sound familiar?

Push yourself to think and act differently.

Have a positively productive week!

Written by Chris Crouch, developer of the GO System trianing course.

8
Jan

Stick with it!

This is the time of year for resolutions and forming new habits. Unfortunately, many people will backslide and fail to follow through on their resolutions by January 31st.  And many people will use this as an excuse to give up.

Here’s some good and bad news about forming habits.

The bad news – It takes much longer to form a habit than previously thought.  Current research shows it takes an average of nine and a half weeks to form a  new habit.  Just like it takes longer to shed those extra pounds than it did to put them on!

The good news – Missing one or two days of practing the new habilt will not impact the habit-forming process.

If the habit is important to you, don’t use missing a day or two as an excuse for giving up.  Keep your goals in mind and remember anything is possible!